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    We at ModMyMods are happy to announce the start of our foremost custom PC build in collaboration with J&N Computer Services.
    With all of our collective PC Modding experience we are anxious to show our newest custom build. We will be using the Antec P380 PC chassis as a base for the build, upon which we will demonstrate a few of the different custom services and products that we offer. These services include powder-coating, hydro-dipping, full water cooling and more! Big thanks to several generous sponsors who have made this project possible, including Antec, EVGA, Gigabyte, Intel, Kingston, Mayhems, Darkside and Alphacool!



    We will be documenting the entire build and mod process and will be posting updates to our build log as we go.
    Stay tuned for more updates and information as we progress through the build!
    Below you can find a list of components and parts that we will be using for this system!


    PC Parts Picker


    Project Lake Effect:

    Case: Antec P380
    CPU: Intel i7 5930k
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X99-SLI
    RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX Savage DDR4 (HX424C12SBK4/16)
    GPU: EVGA GeFforce GTX 980 4GB SC (P4-2983-KR)04G-P4-2983-KR)
    SSD: TBD
    PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000P2
    Fans: Darkside Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM
    Radiators: Alphacool NexXxoS Radiators
    CPU Block: TBD
    GPU Block: TBD
    Backplate: TBD
    Pump: Alphacool VPP655 Pump Motor
    Pump Top: Barrow D5 Pump Top
    Reservoir: Barrow Borosilicate Glass Reservoir
    Coolant: Mayhems White Pastel Coolant
    Lighting: Darkside Dimmable LED Strips
    Tubing: Acrylic Hardline Tubing
    Fittings: Barrow Hardline Fittings


    UPDATE 2: Antec P380 Overview and Modifications
     
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    I added your link so I can order as I'm doing a build soon, THANKS!
     
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    Lake Effect Update Part 2: Antec P380 Overview with Radiator & Drain-Port Installation



    We've recently been working on Project Lake Effect and wanted to give you all an update to see what we've been up to.



    In the video below you will see Joe break down some of the features of the P380 and make some small modifications.











    With the successful installation of the two radiators, we can begin preparing the chassis for paint and hydro dipping!





    The Front Alphacool NexXxos ST30 360mm Radiator Installed



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    Joe Installing a new hole for an integrated Drain-Port



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    Stay tuned for more build updates in the near future!
     
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    where do i enter to win this sucker ? (o_~)
     
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    Sub'd to see this build come together! :)

    P.S. @ModMyMods fix the spelling in your title! ;)
     
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    Update Time! Joe made a video and you should totally watch it.





    Watch as Joe shows off some cable management, points at things, drills some holes and installs the Barrow Tube Reservoir/Pump combo into the chassis! We're always happy to show off some of the mods we have in store for this build and we can't wait to get some of the more exciting mods underway!



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    With our two radiators seated nicely into our case and linked, we sleeved and mounted our Gentle Typhoon 1800RPM fans.


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    The lovely folks at Ultimate Personal Computers were nice enough to sleeve all of our internal power cables giving our project it's black and white theme that we love so much. We think they did a great job so be sure to check them out!



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    Today Joe installed a Barrow Pump/Reservoir Combo unit into the chassis. In the coming weeks we're going to be getting the case ready for hydro-dipping and powder-coating.


    By drilling just a few holes in the bottom of the Antec next to the PSU, we were able to mount our Barrow Reservoir in a prominent and easily accessible position that is out of the way of other major components!



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    Stay tuned for more updates as Project Lake Effect progresses! Up next we're giving you a "How To" guide on graphic's card installation, plexi window installation and much more!
     
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    When we left off with Project Lake Effect, we had just finished test-fitting the majority of our components into the chassis. With that out of the way, the Antec case is being broken down and prepared for paint.



    While our case is being worked on, Joe has installed an Aquacomput er Kryogra phics waterblock onto our Nvidia GTX 980. Over the years we've gotten a lot of questions about how to properly install a GPU waterblock. Even though we're certain 99% of you already know this stuff, we figured we would make a step by step "How to" video describing the GPU block installation process for the select few who may not have dealt with a GPU block installation.



    You can check out Joe's sultry facial hair and GPU block installation skills below!







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    Stay tuned for more updates from Project Lake Effect. In our next video we will be modifying our side panel with a plexiglass window!
     
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    Awesome!!!!!!!!

    I sure wish you would hurry up and get this done so you can get it sent to me soooooooooooon........Bhahahaha.:roll:

    Seriously though, this is an amazing mod build. :respect: :respect: :respect: :respect: :respect:
     
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    Project Lake Effect Update!

    We know what you're thinking....

    It's been a loooong time since we posted any kind of update on our Sponsored Build Project "Lake Effect"
    Since it's been so damn long since we crawled out of our large "M" shaped cave in upstate New York, we'll give you guys a little refresher.
    Project Lake Effect is a long overdue yet ongoing project for us here at ModMyMods in collaboration with our friends at J&N Computer Services. When completed; Project L.E. will feature many of the custom services we offer such as hydro-dipping, water cooling, custom windows and more!

    Whew... Now onto the update.

    When we last left off we had just finished fitting all of our components into the chassis, assembled our custom window and prepared the chassis for hydro-dipping.
    After we sent out the majority of the parts to the hydro-dipper, we had to wait. And wait... And wait.

    And then we got this magical photo from the dipping specialist!
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    After a short period of sustained high pitched screeching, our CEO managed to compose himself. So yea, we're pretty excited to get this bad baby back. Now that 99% of the actual case modifications have been completed, all that is left to do is reassemble the chassis and give you guys something cool to look at.

    We will be getting the parts back early next week after which we will post all matter of succulent pictures for you to feast your eyes upon.
     
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